The Apertus Alliance formalises CT Group’s relationships with former intelligence chiefs in France and Germany, offering clients industry leading strategic counsel globally.
London, 13 March 2023: CT Group is delighted to announce the creation of the Apertus Alliance,
an elite network of senior intelligence professionals and business advisors whose multi-jurisdictional
expertise offers unique and actionable insights to clients facing strategic challenges.
The Apertus Alliance offers authoritative senior counsel globally. This advice is based on a truly
international, coordinated, and methodological approach to identifying, developing, and implementing
solutions to complex problems.
CT Group, which has a strategic advisory and corporate intelligence presence in the UK, US, Dubai,
Singapore, India, and Australia, is founding the Apertus Alliance alongside industry-leading French and
German intelligence counterparts. Founding members are Patrick Calvar, the former head of the
Direction Générale de la Securité Intérieure (DGSI), the French security service; and Gerhard
Schindler, the former president of the German foreign intelligence service, the
Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). The Apertus Alliance will be chaired by Eugene Curley CMG OBE,
founder of CT Group’s Intelligence Practice and former senior UK foreign service and Bank of England
Eugene Curley said: “We are delighted to be part of the Apertus Alliance. The unsettled international
political situation has triggered significant client demand for high-quality, intelligence-led strategic
advice in major economies alongside emerging markets. This unique network is a real opportunity to
bring senior figures in the advisory and intelligence space together in one coordinated team.”
Gerhard Schindler said: “Apertus is the international network of former high-ranking intelligence
officers who support companies and private individuals with their expertise and that of their
employees in solving complex problems. I am happy that we are starting now. Above all, I would like
to thank my British friends for the careful preparatory work.”
Patrick Calvar said: “In an increasingly unstable world, the Apertus Alliance is the unique solution to
provide the most appropriate strategies for the nature and variety of challenges and risks faced by
The Apertus Alliance provides a wealth of capabilities to meet an increasingly complicated business
environment. Services include investigations, asset tracing, deep due diligence, litigation and
arbitration support, dispute and strategic communications, intelligence, reputation and strategic
The CT Group combines expertise in intelligence, research, campaigns, and advice in order to deliver
winning campaigns globally. With decades of experience, offices around the world and a team of
international, multilingual staff, CT Group underlines the importance of clear information and focused
strategies to achieve results.